Navin is an idiot. He grew up in Mississippi as adopted son of a black family but on his 18th birthday he feels he wants to discover the rest of the world and sets out to St. Louis. There everyone exploits his naivety, but then a simple invention brings him a fortune. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
A rags to riches to rags story
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Did You Know?
According to Wikipedia, the movie's origins are that "the basic premise comes from a stand-up routine [of Steve Martin
's] (included on his debut comedy album, 'Let's Get Small'), in which Martin claimed to have been 'born a poor black child', and how, after hearing his first Mantovani record, he 'decided to become white'." See more
When the family is sitting around the table for Navin's (Steve Martin
) birthday, the family congratulates him and his brother says "That's great Steve!" See more
Navin R. Johnson
Huh? I am *not* a bum. I'm a jerk. I once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman. Now I only have two things: my friends, and... uh... my thermos. Huh? My story? Okay. It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child. I remember the days, sittin' on the porch with my family, singin' and dancin' down in Mississippi...
Pig Eye Jackson - Cat Juggler (Steve Martin) See more
Spoofs Citizen Kane
You Belong To Me
Sung by Bernadette Peters
and Steve Martin
Music by 'Lee David'
Lyric by Billy Rose See more